Jose Amaya

Pinkard Construction has named Jose Amaya as its new chief business development officer. Amaya has 25 years of experience in executive level business development roles at JE Dunn Construction, Cumming Corp. and, most recently, Select Building Group Commercial.

Tamara Johnson has been appointed president of Merrick & Co. Johnson has served as the firm’s senior vice president of high-performance facilities and will become the sixth president in Merrick’s history. Christopher Sherry has served as the firm’s president for the past five years and chief executive officer for four years. He was recently elected chairman of the board. With this transition, he will continue in the role of CEO and chairman, focusing on board governance, government and industry affairs, strategic growth and mergers and acquisitions.

Cam Cale has joined Flintco as health and safety executive manager for the Rocky Mountain region. He is a safety-centric leader who has integrated safe behaviors on many project sites, including for clients such as National Jewish Health, Mercy Health, the state of Minnesota and OCI Solar Power. David Garbarz joins Flintco as virtual design and construction manager. He brings 14 years of experience in the AEC industry, with work in the health care, student housing, corporate office, engineering and self-performing markets.

JE Dunn Construction has promoted Charlie Slattery to project director. Slattery has spent his entire 16-year career with JE Dunn, serving most recently as senior project manager on the Anschutz Health Sciences Building at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo.

Jamie Staton

GE Johnson has hired Jamie Staton as construction executive to help lead the company’s work in the health care market.

Vertix Building has added Brian Deem and Denny Radford as superintendents. Deem’s background includes ground-up ambulance stations, restaurants and large custom homes in the Vail Valley as well as tenant improvements for the Comcast/NBC building. Radford has 30 years of construction experience, including roles as an estimator and a project manager, and previously owned his own general contracting company.

Denver’s Jviation, a Woolpert company, has hired Tracey Salazar to lead its new business line dedicated to renovating and replacing air traffic control towers. This business line combines Salazar’s experience as an innovative strategist with the Federal Aviation Administration and the firm’s decades of architecture, engineering and geospatial work at commercial and general aviation airports.

Kristi Shinall has joined HNTB as an engineering project manager in Salt Lake City. Before joining HNTB, Shinall spent more than 15 years with two leading engineering professional services firms, serving as a civil engineer, managing programs, implementing and coordinating projects and handling technical design. She has worked with the Utah Transit Authority to implement its $20-million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant program and served as 3D modeling lead for a $600-million urban freeway project involving approximately 30 miles of reversible managed toll lanes along I-75 and I-575 in metropolitan Atlanta.

Derek Pedersen

JVA Inc. has promoted Derek Pedersen to vice president and structural principal at the firm. He has been with the JVA structural team in the Boulder, Colo., office since 2000 and has completed designs for multiple health care, education, municipal and commercial projects throughout the country.

Noah Diegel

JVA also has promoted Noah Diegel to associate. Diegel has been with the firm since 2011 and serves as the IT director in the Boulder office. He has more than 20 years of experience in information technology across various industries, including advertising, pharmaceutical research and engineering.

Ware Malcomb has promoted Matt Chaiken to vice president in the firm’s Denver office. Chaiken joined Ware Malcomb as a project architect in 2004 and helped to grow the firm’s architecture and interior design practice in the Denver market. In 2006, he was promoted to studio manager and, later that year, to regional director.

Peter Lauener has been named president of Brookfield Properties’ Colorado office. Lauener comes to the firm from McWhinney Real Estate Services, where he served as executive vice president for master plan communities and head of development. During his 34 years in the industry, he has worked in nearly every aspect of real estate development. Previously, he led Intracorp Cos. of Newport Beach, Calif., on diverse types of residential construction and at McWhinney he worked on a list of iconic projects that included redevelopment of Denver Union Station.

Joey Bahnsen

RTA architect Joey Bahnsen has been named a 2022 ENR-ACE Outstanding Mentor by ACE Mentor Program of America and Engineering News-Record. The award recognizes contributions by ACE Mentors to students, fellow mentors and affiliates that epitomize the dedication and effectiveness of ACE’s more than 4,100 mentors. Each of the 2022 Outstanding Mentors has received a student scholarship to be named after them.

CSHQA has hired Anne Zabala as a proposal coordinator. She brings valuable experience in the nonprofit, higher education and government sectors. Melissa Pierson has joined the firm as an interior designer II. She is an expert in planning and leads project management; construction documents; furniture, fixtures and equipment selection; and coordination for a variety of projects.